Category Archives: Spoonbill

Where Did They Come From ? Spoonbill

I had been shooting a group of Roseate Spoonbill a few minutes earlier, but they gave the signal and left for far trees.

However, suddenly here were a few more passing low, fast, and right by me.

Where Did They Come From, Spoonbill
Where Did They Come From, Spoonbill

I grabbed a few images while basically spinning like a top.

I gave it a good try, I caught just this one photograph worth keeping.

 

Dropping In The Middle, Heron

This Great Blue Heron came charging in to this roost tree and took a spot right in the middle of all the others.

Dropping In The Middle, Heron
Dropping In The Middle, Heron

The tree was already full with a Tricolored Heron, Roseate Spoonbill, and female Anhinga.

Dropping In The Middle, Heron
Dropping In The Middle, Heron
Dropping In The Middle, Heron
Dropping In The Middle, Heron

The Anhinga, as usual, complained and yelled at the bigger Heron. The others watched close, but just did their best to ignore the new comer.

Dropping In The Middle, Heron
Dropping In The Middle, Heron

A little after these shots it was the Great Blue that took off. Too many strange looking birds for his taste.

ACE Basin, South Carolina.

King Of The Hill, Spoonbill

Just being a Spoonbill.

King Of The Hill, Spoonbill
King Of The Hill, Spoonbill

Jumping from one high limb to another for no reason in particular. A Spoonbill trait.

King Of The Hill, Spoonbill
King Of The Hill, Spoonbill
King Of The Hill, Spoonbill
King Of The Hill, Spoonbill

A short time before these shots another Spoonbill had this, the best spot.

King Of The Hill, Spoonbill
King Of The Hill, Spoonbill
King Of The Hill, Spoonbill
King Of The Hill, Spoonbill

ACE Basin, South Carolina.

Working A Salt Marsh, Spoonbill

A single Roseate Spoonbill was busy here.

Working A Salt Marsh, Spoonbill
Working A Salt Marsh, Spoonbill

They are social animals so it’s a good assumption more were in other inlets we couldn’t see.

Working A Salt Marsh, Spoonbill
Working A Salt Marsh, Spoonbill
Working A Salt Marsh, Spoonbill
Working A Salt Marsh, Spoonbill

I don’t remember any Spoonbills ever fishing here, the Cooper River Cemetery area, before this year. It is not far from other known locations but they are really creatures of habit so perhaps there are much more Spoonbill around.

Working A Salt Marsh, Spoonbill
Working A Salt Marsh, Spoonbill

Charleston, South Carolina.

Fishing Buddies, Spoonbill And Snowy

A Snowy Egret and Roseate Spoonbill.

Fishing Buddies, Spoonbill And Snowy
Fishing Buddies, Spoonbill And Snowy
Fishing Buddies, Spoonbill And Snowy
Fishing Buddies, Spoonbill And Snowy

These two walked along the shallows picking and poking. They didn’t give the other a thought at all.

Fishing Buddies, Spoonbill And Snowy
Fishing Buddies, Spoonbill And Snowy
Fishing Buddies, Spoonbill And Snowy
Fishing Buddies, Spoonbill And Snowy

Above the Spoonbill caught a big tadpole, the Egret just kept looking on his own.

Fishing Buddies, Spoonbill And Snowy
Fishing Buddies, Spoonbill And Snowy

I think the Spoonbill is a little too big for the usual Snowy attitude.

ACE Basin, South Carolina.